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Fallen Angels Themes & Characters

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Themes and Characters

Coming of age, finding one's place in the world, and survival of self-againstsociety are the themes in Fallen Angels.

Richie arrives in Vietnam "ready to stop the North Vietnamese from taking over South Vietnam. I didn't feel really gung ho or anything, but I was ready to do my part." As Richie faces the reality of war, he questions whether the loss of lives and emotional wellbeing is ever worth the so-called benefit of winning. Richie discovers that there are no winners in war—just survivors. Each individual must redefine the person he thought he was and reconcile this unfamiliar persona with the man he will become should he live.

Richie is an observer. Through his straightforward narrative, readers meet the other characters and experience total immersion in the war-time setting of Vietnam. Recounting his first combat mission, Richie describes the men who, for different reasons...

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